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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

What's Happening Today

* Changemaker Challenge Info Session Today!

All UE students interested in taking part in the Changemaker Challenge to help make Evansville stronger are welcome to an information session today at 4:00 p.m. in the Ridgeway University Center, Room 251.

Students will meet and share their project ideas with the Social Innovation Club and advisors for guidance. Organizers will give further directions on the eligibility; submission requirements; judging criteria; review process; prizes; video submission; video requirements; and video formatting (presented by select Social Innovation Club board members).

To register for the Changemaker Challenge, visit www.evansville.edu/cc, and then stop by SB 260 to pick up your free gift. Like and follow the Social Innovation Club’s social media sites to keep up with updates:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/innovationUE?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InnovationUE
Instagram: https://instagram.com/innovationue/

Contact ck116 for more information.

* UE Leadership Academy Deadline

This is the FINAL day to turn in applications for UELA! If you are interested in developing your personal leadership skills or bettering another one of your organizations, don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Applications are available here http://goo.gl/forms/7A8nYnP8JR. Interviews are still the 16th-18th. Questions? Contact Anna Kalt (a k195), Andrea Nelson (an122) or Megan King (225). 

* Lunch and Lead Series Starts September 15

Meet, Eat and Discover Leadership at Lunch and Lead!

Lunch and Lead is a Ted Talk style presentation and discussion session. All members of the UE community are welcome. We invite you to our session on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at 12:15pm-1:15pm on the topic of Servant Leadership in Eykamp 252.  Lunch provided to those who RSVP to cf107.
 

Upcoming Events

* UE Conference for Alumni of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Is Sept 25-27

The University of Evansville Annual Conference for Alumni of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics is September 25-27. Several events are planned. The public is invited to attend.

The Dr. Guy Banta Distinguished Lecture Series is Friday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 102, Koch Center of Science and Engineering on UE’s campus. Speaker Kimberly Fessel will discuss "Playing it by ear -- the art of interdisciplinary STEM"

Fessel graduated from UE in 2006 with a BS in applied mathematics and professional chemistry. She earned an MS in applied mathematics in 2009 and a PhD in mathematics in 2013, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Fessel is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematical Bioscience Institute at the Ohio State University. She is primarily interested in mathematical biology, asymptotic methods, and combining analytics with numerics to arrive at system solutions. Current areas of research include modeling cancer lineage, analyzing glucose-insulin dynamics, and developing a comprehensive model for the transduction of mammalian cochlea. Her talk will touch on this work and describe her own journey through several branches of STEM.

Also on Friday, there will be a Natural Sciences and Mathematics Reception from 5:00-7:30 p.m., in UE’s Melvin Peterson Gallery.

For more information, download the flyer.

* Award Winning Documentary on HPV Epidemic to be Shown on Campus

An award-winning documentary, "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic." will be shown on campus on September 23. The showing will be in Eykamp Hall in Ridgway University Center and will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to last until 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  

* Dr. Gordon to present at the monthly Evansville Audubon Society Meeting

Dr. Noah Gordon of the biology department will give a presentation entitled, "Invaders from the South: Notes on Frogs of southwest Indiana and western Kentucky", at the monthly meeting of the Evansville Audubon Society (EAS) on September 15, 2015. The program is scheduled for 7 pm at the Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. All EAS programs are open to the general public. Join us this month as Dr. Gordon shares information from his exciting research on frogs occurring in the Tri-State area.

* I-House: UNICEF & International Club

This week's I-House will be a special presentation by UNICEF along with an announcement from International Club. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about International Bazaar and other exciting international opportunities on campus. Come out to the 1959 Lounge (2nd Floor of Ridgway) at 7pm to learn more!

What is UNICEF?

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Recently, the University of Evansville joined one of the many initiatives supported by UNICEF, known as The UNICEF Campus Initiative. The organization is a growing grassroots movement rooted in a belief that college students have a vital role to play in helping the world's children survive. Gabriela Tom, the President of the organization on campus, will give a presentation about UNICEF and provide details about how people can get involved with this initiative. 

* Health Screenings This Week

Employee Health Screenings will be held this week September 15-17 from 7am – 11am in Eykamp Hall. Employees who are enrolled in the HRA Insurance Plan are eligible to attend and receive HRA Credits. If you participated in the June Health Screenings, there is no need to participate in the September Screenings. Individuals are only eligible to receive credit one-time each year.
Employees can only schedule their appointments for the Health Screenings on Acelink. An employee can schedule up to 2 appointments (employee+spouse) when they sign in to AceLink. An 8-hour fast is required, 12-hour fast is recommended because triglycerides are included with the blood fat/cholesterol testing. Hydration is important when fasting, water and black coffee are allowed prior to testing.

* This Week in Music: Faculty Voice Recital

Assistant Professor of Voice Eric McCluskey will present this week’s Faculty Recital in Wheeler Concert Hall on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Entitled “American Art Song,” the program will feature various works by several American composers, including such established figures as Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson as well as more recent composers, such as Steven Mark Kohn and Gene Scheer. Professor of Piano Anne Fiedler will accompany Dr. McCluskey. The concert is free and open to the public. 

* WUEV Hosts "Bach Meets Baker" Concert Sunday

WUEV will host a concert entitled "Bach Meets Baker" on Sunday, September 20 at 7 pm in Wheeler Concert Hall. The concert will feature one of the world's premiere cellists, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, as well as Monika Herzig (piano), Jeremy Allen (bass) and Joshua Roberts (drums) playing music ranging from J.S. Bach to jazz legend David Baker and other Indiana Jazz Artists. The event is a fundraiser for WUEV, with tickets being $10, and UE students being admitted free with a valid UE I.D. Pre-order tickets can be purchased on-line at www.uealumnionline.com/WUEVConcertSeries15. 

* Humanities and Social Sciences Night Set for Wednesday, September 16

Humanities and Social Sciences Night is set for Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Eykamp Hall, Ridgway University Center. Please join us for an evening dedicated to providing post-graduate information to Humanities and Social Sciences students.

At 5:00 p.m., join fellow students for the internship showcase. Five Humanities and Social Sciences students will present their internship experiences to you and a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded and pizza will be served.

Following the showcase, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., students will attend their choice of the following academic sessions, featuring panels of experienced alumni and members of the community:

Archaeology, History, Art History, Classical Studies, English: “Applying Your Humanities Skills in the Professional World”

Communication: “Careers in Communication”

Foreign Languages, International Studies, Political Science: “The Global UE Experience: The Intersection of Academics, Study Abroad, and Experiential Education”

Social Sciences: "College to Career: Opportunities in Social Sciences"

The evening will conclude with a reception for students, faculty, and panelists. Dress is business casual. This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, the Center for Career Development, and in conjunction with ten academic departments. Contact Career Development (488-1083) with questions. 

* Graduate Expo at IUPUI

Register via UE JobLink to attend a Graduate Expo at IUPUI! The event is September 24 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Representatives will attend from IUPUI and more than 40 other college and universities throughout the U.S. You may also be interested in the 50 minute breakout sessions between 10:30 and 1:30 on GRE Test Preparation, Funding for Grad School, and Using LinkedIn.

UE students and alumni should register through UE JobLink. Click Jobs Tab -> Enter 901412 in the search bar (this is the posting number).

UE will provide transportation. There is a $10.00 deposit required that will be refundable upon attendance. Reserve your seat now through Career Development. 

* Review Course for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Offered

The University of Evansville College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced dates for the annual review and preparation course for those planning to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

All classes will be held Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science on the UE campus.  Classes are divided into relevance per discipline.  Civil and mechanical engineering candidates will attend from October 1, through January 28. Electrical and computer engineering candidates will attend November 5, 12, 19, and December 3. Fees are adjusted accordingly.

Registration forms and payment must be returned by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30. On campus registrations should be returned to Room 250, Koch Center. Community members may obtain registration information by contacting Kimberly Higgins via e-mail at kh209@evansville.edu or phone at 812-488-2651.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. 

 

* Richard Newman Featured at the First Creative Writing Coffee Hour

Richard NewmanThe first Creative Writing Coffee Hour will take place Wednesday, September 16, at 4 p.m. in the Mel Peterson Gallery in Ridgway University Center. You are invited to join us in welcoming poet Richard Newman as our guest speaker.

Newman is the author of the poetry collections All the Wasted Beauty of the World (Able Muse Press, 2014), Domestic Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009), and Borrowed Towns (Word Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, Measure, New Letters, The Sun, and many other periodicals and anthologies. His work has also been featured many times on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily.

He lives in St. Louis where he serves as editor of River Styx, co-directs the River Styx at the Tavern reading series, and plays in the junk-folk band The CharFlies.

* Part-time job fair tomorrow

Need a part-time job? Meet with area employers tomorrow at the Seasonal and Part-Time Job Fair!

Wednesday, September 16
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
East Terrace (outside Ridgway University Center)

- Professional attire is not required (just stop by)
- Bring many copies of your resume 

* Coffee Hour Series Starts September 16

The University of Evansville’s 2015-2016 annual Coffee Hour Lecture series begins Wednesday, September 16. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public, and are at 4 p.m. in the Melvin Peterson Gallery at the University.

The speaker for the September Coffee Hour will be Richard Newman, author of the poetry collections All the Wasted Beauty of the World (Able Muse Press, 2014), Domestic Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009), and Borrowed Towns (Word Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in such periodicals and anthologies as Best American Poetry, Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, Measure, New Letters, and The Sun. His work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. He is editor of River Styx, co-directs the River Styx at the Tavern reading series, and plays in the junk-folk band The CharFlies.

Other lectures planned for this series are:
Wednesday, October 14: Speaker Katie Darby Mullins
Mullins, UE assistant professor of creative writing, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is editing a rock 'n roll crossover edition of the metrical poetry journal Measure. She has been published or has work forthcoming in journals such as Hawaii Pacific Review, Harpur Palate, Broad River Review, Big Lucks, and The Evansville Review. She was a semifinalist in the Ropewalk Press Fiction Chapbook competition and in the Casey Shay Press poetry chapbook competition. She is lead writer and founder of the music blog Katie Darby Recommends.

Wednesday, February 24: Speaker Steve Yates
Yates has been granted Literary Arts fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission - two for fiction and one for creative nonfiction. He is the recipient of an individual artist’s grant from the Arkansas Arts Council for his fiction. In 2010 Moon City Press published his novel, Morkan’s Quarry, portions of which appeared in Missouri Review, Ontario Review, and South Carolina Review. A novella-length excerpt was a finalist for the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society William Faulkner/Wisdom Award for the Best Novella. Moon City Press published the sequel, The Teeth of the Souls, in March 2015. Two excerpts from it appeared in Missouri Review, one in Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies, and a novella-length excerpt in Kansas Quarterly/Arkansas Review.

Wednesday, March 16: Speaker Corinna McClanahan Schroeder
Author of the poetry collection Inked, and winner of the 2014 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, her poetry appears in such journals as Shenandoah, The Gettysburg Review, Tampa Review, Poet Lore, and Blackbird.  The recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award in poetry, she has a MFA degree from the University of Mississippi and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Southern California, where she holds a Wallis Annenberg Endowed Fellowship.

Wednesday, April 20: Senior Reading
Each spring the graduating creative writing majors read from their poetry and prose, and the Departments of Creative Writing announces the winners of the Virginia Grabill Writing Awards. Join us for a delightful send-off to our graduating seniors.

For more information, call 812-488-2963.

Info You Should Know

* Library Project Update

Due to ongoing delays by one of the subcontractors involved with the Library renovation project, access to the Library will continue to operate in the same fashion as it has the last several weeks.  Additional steps have been taken by the general contractor, ARC Construction, to address these delays.  As soon as a clearer timeline for opening the Library becomes available, we will share it with the campus community.  We apologize for the inconvenience caused by these delays and thank the Library staff and all of you for your understanding as we work through this process.

* Changemaker Challenge Info Session Today!

Changemaker Challenge

All UE students interested in taking part in the Changemaker Challenge to help make Evansville stronger are welcome to an information session today at 4:00 p.m. in the Ridgeway University Center, Eykamp 251.

Students will meet and share their project ideas with the Social Innovation Club and advisors for guidance. Organizers will give further directions on the eligibility; submission requirements; judging criteria; review process; prizes; video submission; video requirements; and video formatting (presented by select Social Innovation Club board members).

To register for the Changemaker Challenge, visit www.evansville.edu/cc, and then stop by Room 260 in the Schroeder School of Business Building to pick up your free gift. Like and follow the Social Innovation Club’s social media sites to keep up with updates:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/innovationUE?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InnovationUE
Instagram: https://instagram.com/innovationue/

Contact ck116 for more information.

* Free Books

The UE Bookstore store has a limited supply of free books titled "Hiccup Effect" as a part the Red Carpet Premier of the movie "Hiccup Effect Movie" on Sept 20 at Showplace Cinemas in Newburgh. Stop by the Bookstore and pick up a free copy while they last. 

* GAP Alternative Energy Project in Physics Department Installs Weather Station on Koch Center

Assistant Professor of Physics Angela Reisetter and her interdisciplinary team of GAP students recently installed a weather station (made possible in part through a donation from UE physics alumnus David Shelton) on top of Koch Center. Check the weather at this link!

http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KINEVANS47#history.

They installed it to monitor the amount of wind and solar energy we have up there, and they will be studying the feasibility of alternative energy on campus and making recommendations about how to use it. This will be an ongoing project if students want to participate next semester, including the use of solar and infrared technologies, and continue at Harlaxton under Professor of Physics Jeff Braun in the fall of 2016.

For more information, contact Reisetter at ar250 or Erin Lewis with GAP at el131."
 

* Volunteering Opportunity at Audubon State Park

There will be a volunteering opportunity at Audubon State Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Park Office/Welcome Center. Lunch will be provided

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration and we'd love you to join in. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. This is a great opportunity for church groups, scouts and others to help beautify the park. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for trail improvement projects.

Groups and individuals interested in volunteering should contact Mark Kellen. Staff Contact: Mark Kellen at (270) 826-2247 or mark.kellen@ky.gov
 

* UE Discount to Ralphie May at Victory Theatre September 23

Comedian Ralphie May is bringing his “Unruly Tour” to the Victory Theatre, Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:30pm. To help kick off the school year, you can receive a $5 discount on tickets by entering offer code: ACES online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/05004ED0D547721C or mention ACES at the Ford Center Ticket Office. Discounted tickets are $30.00. 

Athletics

* Wil Pahud moves to 15th in final day in Normal

Just as he did on Sunday, University of Evansville golfer Wil Pahud continued to play well as he tied for 15th in the final day of the Weibring Intercollegiate.

Pahud shot the low round of the event for the Purple Aces, firing a 72 on Monday.  That gave him a 222 for the tournament to tie for 15th.  He improved by two strokes in each round of the event and his final for Monday was one of the lowest rounds of the day.

Tyler Gray remained second on the list for UE.  A 78 in the final tour of 18 put him in a tie for 52nd with a final score of 230.  That was one ahead of teammate Will Knights, who tallied a 75 to finish with a 231.  Knights lowered his score by three strokes from Sunday’s first day of action.

Next up was Austin Carmack.  The freshman shot an 80 in the third round to tally a 236.  He tied for 81st.  Rick Voyvodic finished the event with an 82 as he total 245 strokes.  Individual Zac Turi tied Voyvodic on the leaderboard with a final score of 245.  His final round checked in at an 86.

Leading by 12 strokes after the first day, Illinois State added to its advantage in winning the championship on Monday.  The Redbirds shot a 287 to finish 16 strokes ahead of Central Arkansas.  Western Illinois was third with Missouri State and Bradley finishing the top five.  Trent Wallace of ISU was medalist.  His 70 on Monday tied for the low round of the day.  He won by three strokes of Drake Bushong of Bradley.

As a team, UE took 17th place.  The Aces finished with a 919, two shots behind Drake’s final score of 917.  In two weeks, UE is back on the course as they travel to Batavia, Ohio for the NKU Collegiate Classic.  It is set for Sept. 27-28 at Elk Run Golf Club.
 

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